The single is a superior image, in my mind. No matter how it became one, it just is: beautiful.
In the early 50s, in Scotland, there was a home decoration phase described as the wally duck (stamper will correct the local spelling if I blew it) where porcelain ducks of varying dimensions would be arranged on a single wall in a sitting room. That's what the second, multiple duck image reminded me of immediately...
And by the way, happy new year, stamper.